Chances are you already know what to expect from this Swedish furniture colossus, and here in Hong Kong the unique shopping experience and self-assembly philosophy they offer hasn’t changed a jot. They have three stores and delivery and assembly services are available at reasonable prices.
Park Lane Hotel basement, 310 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay
MegaBox, 38 Wang Chiu Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon
HomeSquare, 138 Shatin Rural Committee Road, Shatin, New Territories
G.O.D. (Goods of Desire)
Cantonese word play tends to go wrong when translated into English, but this local designer furnishing store has plenty to offer, with a huge and stylish range of home accessories and kitchenware. There are nine outlets in total, and delivery and assembly services are available at reasonable prices.
48 Hollywood Road, Central
Mon-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-8pm
Leighton Centre, Sharp Street, Causeway Bay
Shop B02, Silvercord, 30 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Japan Home Store
A good-value alternative to IKEA, and very popular, with around 30 stores all over the territory.
350-354 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
If like many expats you’re looking to add an Asian touch to your home, this is a good place to start, since they have an interesting range of antiques, fabrics and rugs to start building ideas around. There’s plenty here to pique your interest.
Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12-6pm
Shop 228, Prince’s Building, Central
1/F Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau
Inside merges Asian concepts and motifs with contemporary and modern designs. Most of their products are imported and are made from natural materials and fibers. There are three outlets in Central, Ap Lei Chau and Repulse Bay.
231 Prince’s Building, Central
Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am-6pm
1201 Horizon Plaza, Ap Lei Chau
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat-Sun 11am-7pm
G104, The Repulse Bay, Repulse Bay
Mon-Sat 9:30am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm
Opened by local socialite and interior designer Louise Kou, this lifestyle boutique showcases imported chinaware, silverware, lamps, linens and other unique household items.
22/F Fung House, 19-20 Connaught Road, Central
Features a wide range of antique furniture and home accessories from Thailand, Malaysia and India. Also imports antiques from China dating back to the Qing Dynasty.
2/F Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau
Home furnishings for the living room, dining room, bedroom and study, mainly imported from Europe. Also offers design packages that include interior design and custom-made furniture.
Unit 1505, Leighton Centre, 77 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay
Popular Japanese chain offering sleek, minimalistic products from household items and furnishings to stationery and clothing. There are eight other Muji outlets in major shopping malls across Hong Kong plus one in the airport.
3-4/F Lee Theatre Plaza, 99 Percival Street, Causeway Bay
Frontier Workspace Solutions
Stocks quality interior products and innovative designs. Services include personalized products, renovation, interior consultation and space planning.
Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm
23/F, 28/F Asia Orient Tower, 33 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai
Lifestyle concept store with interesting ideas for the home, particularly in terms of furniture and lighting. There are five outlets around the territory in addition to the flagship store listed below.
Mon-Sat 11:30am-9:30pm, Sun midday-6pm
29 Gough Street, Central
A home furnishings store with a twist – you can rent furniture for terms as short as a month or as long as two years, making it perfect for renters who expect to be leaving before too long (or people who just like to change things up in the home). Plenty of international products, particularly from Australia, and some of the six total outlets have special kids’ sections.
6/F Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau
216-218 Prince’s Building, Chater Road, Central
Nifty chain (five outlets on Hong Kong Island) which is decidedly on the modern side of home furnishing, with intriguing design that at its best is also comfortable.
Mon-Fri 11:30am-8pm, Sat-Sun 1-6pm
Whole Building, 36 Cochrane Street, Central
Your one-stop shop for Scandinavian design – that is unless IKEA has already scratched that itch for you. Their range of home furnishings and lights are stylish and contemporary and the store as a whole is extremely pleasing to the eye.
Mon-Sat 10:30am-7:30pm, Sun midday-6pm
36 Sau Wa Fong, Wan Chai
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